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Built in the eighteenth century, the Creighton-Ward Mansion stands on the site of a Norman castle in rural Kent. Designated by World Heritage as a grade one listed building, Creighton House has nonetheless been extensively, yet subtly, modernized to include infrared burglar alarms, inter-room video communications, and a forensic laboratory has been built in what were the servants quarters "below stairs". Running costs are kept to a minimum: only Parker and Lil live permanently on site with her ladyship.

Exterior

Garden

Interiors

Entrance Hall

Main Lounge

Library

When Warren Grafton pays a visit to Lady Penelope, Parker shows him into the library.

Composite picture.

Safe

Hidden under the carpet of the library is Lady Penelope's safe. In Brink of Disaster, Harry Malloy and Selsden break into Creighton-Ward Manor and plunder the safe.

Safe Alarm System

The safe in the library is protected by an independent alarm system, that when triggered, will set off flashing lights inside Lady Penelope and Parker's bedrooms. The safe also has a video view, which is disguised as paintings on the walls of both bedrooms.

Kitchen

Parker's Study

Master Bedroom

Lady Penelope's bedroom.

Parker's Bedroom

Parker keeps his suitcases under the bed, one of which holds a sub-machine gun!

Communication Devices

Creighton-Ward Manor has several different communication devices throughut the house.

Hallway Communicator

Used in Brink of Disaster, Parker is able to contact Lady Penelope who is driving FAB 1 by twisting the figurine on the banister of the staircase.

Tea Pot - Main Lounge

In Trapped in the Sky, Lady Penelope twisted the top of her tea pot to accept an incoming call from Jeff Tracy on Tracy Island.

The tea pot also appears in The Cham-Cham and Thunderbirds Are Go, and in a little cameo, with Scott, in Day Of Disaster.

Candle Holder Microphone - Dinning Room

Video Phone - Dinning Room

Lady Penelope has a standard video link inside an oak cabinet.

Room To Room Communications

Lady Penelope is able to contact Parker in the middle of the night by the use of her bedside microphone hidden inside a jewelry box. Parker's communicator is hidden inside the lid of his beer stein.

Garages

An array of garages are present to the right of the property, with at least one holding FAB 1.

Key Features

Below is a list of features of the house, (according to Graham Bleathman, in his "International Rescue Book of FAB Cross-Sections"), not seen on screen.

  • First floor guest room
  • Main Guest rooms on the first floor
  • Book and video Library
  • Games Room
  • Attic containing emergency power system
  • Satellite communications room
  • Hallway
  • Banqueting hall
  • Recreation room, including art studio
  • Wine cellar
  • Weapons store
  • Ballroom
  • Entrance to an underground stream that runs to Creighton Village

Cutaway Drawing

Main article: History of the Cutaway Drawings (Classic Thunderbirds)

As far as is known, there is only two cutaway drawing of the Creighton-Ward Stately Home, both illustrated by Graham Bleathman.

Fleetway Edition

Redan comic

Family Crest

The family crest of the Creighton-Wards is displayed proudly over the fireplace in the main lounge, carved into stone to ensure its longevity.

Trivia

Captain Scarlet

  • Creighton-Ward Manor is in the hamlet called Foxley Heath. This village is so tiny that Lady Penelope was able to obtain the telegraphic adres Foxleyheath for her personal use.
  • Adorning the lounge of the manor is a painting by Bob Bell which depicts an 18th-century lady in a rococo dress. This turned up again at Glengarry Castle in the Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons episode The Trap, in which the prop appeared in the main hall and Captain Scarlet's bedroom.
  • Stourhead House in Wiltshire, the 18th-century Palladian mansion, inspired the design of Lady Penelope's home.
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